Hack Your Light


Lesson Info


Thank you so very much chuck for those cozy words and for the entire day I want to also say thank you so much to the audience both here and at home for watching for participating your input has been invaluable I want to thank the models alana and daniel and also to the band of the people now for being amazing subjects we really appreciate them all giving their time and of course the biggest thank you to chuck island thank you so much thank you. Yes is it a blast? Yeah so awesome thank thank you chuck and you know I just had amazing time watching chuck and tony yesterday and all these instructors this week I can't say enough about how awesome it is but don't take it from me you know I got some some loving from the from the facebook page and to lick says amazing how teaching and sharing the knowledge of a craft seems to make the difference for these five big hearted pros people who teach and share our special in a unique way this is also my craft and I can really appreciate what you guys...

do big high from venezuela and elizabeth says we've learned so much this week it's amazing and thank you so much for encouraging us to keep pushing ourselves to rise above our own expectations of ourselves and to become the very best we can I just these air great and brian dietrich says thanks to all the instructors this week during the lighting tool kids siri's I learned maurine a week about lighting than I did in an entire semester of school. Yeah, it really is packed. It absolutely was. This was an amazing week. I was really happy that I was able to be here for three of the days, and I watched the other two from home it's been one of those weeks that just has been really impactful for me personally and in the way that I've been approaching my lighting. It's too quick recap of the five days we've got lindsay adler doing creative studio lighting tio started off. She kind of talked about how to make high impact with low fuss. She gave creative lighting techniques, starting from going with one light all the way up to seven lights did clamshell lighting, and she also even showed how to use a uv light for creative effects. Next day, rick friedman, with his quick location lighting, he was all about how to take your he took his years of photojournalism experience, shooting every presidential candidate from jimmy carter on and talked about how to do things quickly and effectively with little fuss howto arrive how the size of the scene shoot it and lead just get the job done quickly. We also then went into rubber. Roberto valenzuela talked about speed lights and you went from the ground up. He really gave the fundamentals, the physics how do you how to use a single speed light and then how to use a multiple speed lights yesterday, tony core bell, with his natural light control talking about all the basics of light, quantity, quality, direction, talked about the four ways that you can do that with additives, attractive transmission and reflective light. And then finally, today, finishing up with chuck garland and his hack your life talking about d I y talk about reverse engineering images and just how to create and have fun with your light and that's really what it comes down to as artists, what we want to do is create an image that we've got in our mind. We want to take the ability to look at a scene and create something we want to either accurately represent the way that we see it, or we want to create an image that you couldn't create without the use of these lighting tools. If you'd like to be able to do that and you would like to be able to have access to and reference the techniques, the theory and the practice that you've seen this week, you can purchase this bundle for two hundred and ninety five dollars. Or, if you buy it by nine a m tomorrow, you can purchase it for only one hundred ninety nine dollars. I'm amazed that we accretive live. We're able to offer these discounts and offer them the education at this price. So, please, if this is something that you want to have, go ahead and click that by now, button, do it before the end of this discount. We're so grateful to everyone for who has participated in this, and we will see you again here on creative life. But that is a wrap for today. Thanks, everybody.

Class Description

Hack Your Light is part of our special week-long event Lighting Toolkit.

Join award-winning photographer Chuck Arlund for an introduction to innovative lighting methods that result in breathtaking, dynamic images.

Chuck’s methods will enrich the work of a wide variety of photographers, whether you’re a natural light photographer trying to incorporate off camera lighting into your work, a studio photographer wanting to work on location, or a beginner looking to take your work to the next level.

As Chuck guides you through ways to make a photograph you’ve mentally envisioned into a reality, he’ll give you the confidence you need to fearlessly approach approach lighting not as an exact science, but as an art.



I just watched the rebroadcast of Hack Your Light with Chuck Arlund and at first wondered if I would get anything out of the class as he seemed ADD (he warns you he's scattered and a "blond"...LOL) but I stuck with class and by the end was sad it was over. I have a few years experience in photography so I could perhaps understand what he was teaching better than a true beginner. He gave some fabulous points and even demonstrated how you could overpower the sun with one speedlight something I've only seen others do with a strobe or multiple speedlights. He took some awesome pictures without thousands of dollars in camera and lighting equipment. He explained the difference between the portrait and the fashion look. He showed you could potentially go above your camera sync and still get a decently exposed pictured without high speed sync. Best of all he reminded me of the principles that it's the photographer not the camera/equipment that makes the difference, it's all about the light and most of all photography should be FUN! This was one of the most awesome demonstrations of lighting. I would love take a workshop from Mr. Arlund as he is obviously very talented and passionate about photography and knows his subject even is his explanations aren't practiced. Some found him frustrating; I found him refreshing. If you like experimental you will probably appreciate Chuck Arlund.


I have been a pro photographer for 30 years, and I loved watching Chuck and even learned quite a few things. He is creative and enthusiastic, and reminds you to think outside the box and get back to the enthusiasm you had when you first picked up your camera. He certainly knows what he is doing, and he has fun doing it...